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The Northern Colonnade

A Grade II Listed Building in Kensal Green, London

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Latitude: 51.53 / 51°31'47"N

Longitude: -0.2258 / 0°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 523164

OS Northings: 182723

OS Grid: TQ231827

Mapcode National: GBR BD.7RN

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.1SGZ

Entry Name: The Northern Colonnade

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Last Amended: 13 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203825

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Kensal Green

Built-Up Area: Brent

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin Kensal Rise

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

249/80/143 HARROW ROAD W10
The Northern Colonnade

(Formerly listed as:


Cemetery colonnade and catacombs. 1832-33 by John Griffith, Surveyor to the General Cemetery Company. Portland stone, rendered brick walls, York stone floor. Single storey colonnade, 26 bays long, of unfluted baseless Doric columns: the endmost three bays at each end projecting and flanked with square piers. Low parapet survives in part, with some anthemion finials in situ. Rear wall formerly supported numerous marble memorial tablets and relief sculptures, most of which have been lost through vandalism. Catacombs underneath no longer accessible and partly blocked with rubble.
History: one of the earliest structures in the cemetery, the colonnade was intended to house memorials to those buried in the catacombs below. These catacombs were the first of their kind in the country, and had a capacity of about 2,000 coffins.

Listing NGR: TQ2316582722

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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